This goes hand in hand with a recent study.It looks like the Trudeau phenomenon is real. Now that support for Harper and the Conservatives is collapsing a lot of people are turning to the Liberals.
I'm male and about middle aged (42 yrs old), and consider myself well informed on politics and current events. I've also voted Con, Lib and NDP provincially and federally.And how do you know that those who support Justin Trudeau just happen to be in the subset of women and younger men that are less informed about politics and current events?
How is Trudeau even qualified to become prime minister? He's a substitute drama teacher. Does he actually have any interesting ideas -- or any ideas at all? Sadly, he has a good chance at becoming prime minister because he's young and hip and has killer hair. He'll totally appeal to the hordes of mindless youth who go for whatever is trendy -- which is exactly why he wants to legalize marijuana. That automatically gives him the 'airhead' vote that makes up a large portion of tweens in this country. And of course there's no nepotism involved.I'm male and about middle aged (42 yrs old), and consider myself well informed on politics and current events. I've also voted Con, Lib and NDP provincially and federally.
This time I'm voting for Trudeau. Why? I want to reintroduce some optimism into Canadian life and politics, having myself grown tired of the Harper message that Canada is constantly under economy threat, terrorism/criminal threat and in near crisis all the time. I've grown tired of outrage. Maybe Trudeau will bring some fun and spice back.
Well, perhaps 70:30 AntiHarperroChange. I can't stand Muclair, as he seems like an angrier version of Harper.If I am reading your point correctly - it's not so much so a vote for Trudeau but a vote against Harper.
Perhaps he's not. But lack of demonstrated depth or abilities does not automatically disqualify one from winning. Our first PM was drunk. Assuming we don't have another round of Harper, I don't see anyone else likely to win. And of course there's no nepotism involved.How is Trudeau even qualified to become prime minister? He's a substitute drama teacher.
To you it's not. To each his own.Why is fun and spice important?
Have you ever observed the House of Commons in action? First of all, unless it's Question Period or their otherwise embarassingly empty seat may be in a camera shot, most MPs don't bother showing up, and during Question Period there is no professionalism whatsoever. You could wear a clown costume to the Commons and have little impact on the level of professionalism therein.He used to wear blue jeans in the house of commons for goodness sakes. Talk about a lack of professionalism.
As if nepotism and networking are a new thing?Here's an interesting quote: "It is increasingly the case that your job prospects are correlated not with out how hard you work, not with how well you did at school, but with the job that your father had."
Toronto Centre Liberal Candidate, Chrystia Freeland
Three things that Harper needs to win.The latest poll from Ipsos Reid has the Conservatives down to third place with only 29% support. The Liberals are down as well, now tied for first with the NDP at 31% apiece. It could be an anomaly of course, but it looks like Mulcair may be handling the Senate scandal better than Trudeau.
These numbers probably won't last till the election, but we'll certainly have a fascinating three-way race on our hands if they do (a first, I believe, in federal politics).